IEEE adopts OpenFog’s reference architecture as new standard

18 July 2018

The OpenFog Consortium’s reference architecture has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association.

Known as IEEE 1934, the new standard relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the IoT, 5G and AI applications.

Fog computing is a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes computing, storage, control and networking resources and services anywhere along the cloud-to-things continuum.

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ThousandEyes reveals extent of Amazon Web Services’ outage

04 June 2018

ThousandEyes says it detected complete loss of connectivity from AWS' US-East-2 region to at least 10 other SaaS and API services.

ThousandEyes says it detected complete loss of connectivity from AWS' US-East-2 region to at least 10 other SaaS and API services.

Last Thursday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) reported a significant internet connectivity outage that knocked out connectivity for a whole host of services including Salesforce.

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Next Generation Data’s ‘mega’ data centre needs further expansion

07 March 2018

NGD’s carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility in South Wales offers a gross internal area of 750,000ft2 and can house up to 22,000 racks.

NGD’s carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility in South Wales offers a gross internal area of 750,000 sq. ft.  and can house up to 22,000 racks.

Next Generation Data (NGD) will build out an additional 250,000ft2 of capacity at its “mega” data centre campus near Cardiff.

The company says this follows a number of new customer contracts worth in excess of £125m over the next five years, including agreements with several Fortune 100 companies.

Work is already under way on the facility’s top floor to accommodate the new data halls.

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North Wales Police nab MPower for UPS maintenance

09 February 2018

10 UPS devices support critical ICT equipment across various police and fire service sites.

10 UPS devices support critical ICT equipment across various police and fire service sites.

MPower has been appointed to manage UPS maintenance at North Wales Police and Fire Service.

The Hampshire-based company will now look after North Wales Police’s headquarters in Colwyn Bay, district headquarters at Caernarfon and Wrexham, as well as the UPS at Rhyl Fire Station.

MPower says it will provide annual maintenance visits, round-the-clock emergency support 365 days per year, as well as remote UPS monitoring and monthly reports.

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